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AUSTIN – Roberto "Robert" Rivas, 61, passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014.
Mr. Rivas was born March 25, 1953, to Oracio Rivas and Maria Flores in Corpus Christi. He attended Mission High School, served as a Staff Sargent in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, attended the University of Texas at Austin and spent the majority of his career as an employee for the City of Austin. During his spare time he was an umpire for the Austin Women's Kickball Association.
Survivors include his wife, Carla; daughters, Marisa and Yvonne; his mother, Maria Flores; sisters, Elvia and Patsy; brothers, Rick, Danny, Jorge Sr. and Roy Sr.
A rosary will be recited on Thursday, July 31, at 7 p.m. at Harrell Funeral Home in Austin. A memorial mass will be held on Friday, Aug. 1, at 10 a.m. at San Jose Catholic Church, 2435 Oak Crest Avenue in Austin. Inurnment will follow at Assumption Cemetery with a reception at San Jose Catholic Church.
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